[rc5] OS/2 for PowerPC client

lunaslide lunaslyd at pacbell.net
Tue Oct 28 23:59:49 EST 1997


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At 06:31 AM 10/29/97 -0500, you wrote:
>On Wed, 29 Oct 1997, dan carter wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>> 
>> Couldn't help but notice that on
>> http://rc5stats.distributed.net/cpuosfull.html there is listed 
OS/2 for
>> PowerPC as having done 27 blocks.
>> 
>> Is this for real? Is somebody here using OS/2 for PowerPC? I'd 
love to
>> know more....
>
>There IS a PPC version of OS/2, but it isn't generally available.  
At one
>point I think it was available for (very) special order from IBM.
>
>But everyone knows the only real PPC OS is MKLinux, which should be 
called
>PowerLinux.  I really wish PPCs were generally available, i.e., not 
just
>through Apple.  

There are other PPCs available, such as those from Motorola and IBM 
which generally run AIX.  My friend assures me that it is possible to 
run Mk on the R/6000 he administers.

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